{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 28385, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/28385", "Disp_Access_No" : "EX2020.DG1.9", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1995", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1995", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1995", "Disp_Title" : "I've Trampled a Million Pretty Flowers", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Judith Schaechter", "Sort_Artist" : "Schaechter, Judith", "Disp_Dimen" : "47 x 21 in. (119.4 x 53.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "47 in.", "Disp_Width" : "21 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Glass", "Support" : "Lightbox", "Disp_Medium" : "Stained-glass panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "During the 1990s, the artist was in a band and writing music as well as making her stained glass. A song would sometimes inspire the creation of a panel, as happened here, or vice versa. Despite the joy music gave her and the important role it continues to play in her life, ultimately Schaechter gave up making music to focus entirely on stained glass. Here, large, fleshy flowers are strewn across the black-and-white grid of this panel. <em>I've Trampled a Million Pretty Flowers</em> is one of the earliest works to highlight the imaginative flora that will come to populate much of Schaechter’s stained-glass universe. These “pretty” flowers are both beautiful and disquieting. In the 1980s, scientists had begun, in earnest, to develop genetically modified plants. By 1994, the year before this piece was made, the first commercially available GMO plant, a tomato, was approved for consumption by the FDA. 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Although Schaechter does not like clowns, she also describes herself as a clown, in that she likes to make people laugh. So while this is not strictly a self-portrait, the artist relates to the character in this work. Around this time, Schaechter began to experiment with cutting up her images with a grid or other patterned surface. Here the body of the girl is divided by the lines of the grid while the car is not. In <em><a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/Obj28385">I’ve Trampled a Million Pretty Flowers</a></em>, the grid does not cut through the figure or the flowers. ", "Dedication" : "Collection of Colleen and John Kotelly", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Glass", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/EX2020.DG1.20_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/EX2020.DG1.20_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/EX2020.DG1.20_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/EX2020.DG1.20_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "53038", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "TIFs and large JPGs were provided by artist, some already in CMYK format. Smaller JPGs produced from those large files. 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Presumably having been shot during his escape, the bank robber’s body is surrounded by the implements of his misdeed: his note, mask, money bag, gun, and the keys to the getaway car complete the still life composition. To achieve this complex tiled floor, Schaechter asked a graphic designer friend to use CAD design software to create a hexagonal grid, as the artist did not yet have her own computer. Each piece of glass then had to be painstakingly cut, have its edges wrapped in copper-foil tape, and be soldered to neighboring pieces. Schaechter’s technique is laborious by design. 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Flowers on the stage indicate a favorable reception by the audience, yet the woman—naked except for her shoes, lace gloves, and stockings—hangs her head in shame. The intimacy and vulnerability of Schaechter’s figures, placed in situations and conditions that test their moral fortitude or physical endurance, are more apt to make viewers uncomfortable than to excite them. Here the subject, all on grim display, is spectacle, the consumption of women’s bodies, and their exploitation. The viewer is indicted and found guilty. 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Multiple vignettes, created using photo stencils, hint at the potential dramas and traumas, real or imagined, in the life of a little girl. At the center of the panel, the girl stands in the middle of a beautiful field of flowers, wringing her hands as she imagines a bomb dropping on her head. 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